Senate Bill 2385
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats Act of 2018
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on Jun 26, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 6, 2018
Latest Action
Jun 28, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2385
Congress
115
Policy Area
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
Primary focus of measure is emergency planning; response to civil disturbances, natural and other disasters, including fires; emergency communications; security preparedness.
Sponsorship by Party
Hawaii
California
Colorado
Passed
June 26, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats Act of 2018

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to consider recommendations of the National Advisory Council for best practices to maintain the integrity of the integrated public alert and warning system to protect against natural or man-made disasters, acts of terrorism, or threats to public safety.

FEMA shall: (1) establish a process to ensure that an incident management and warning tool used by a state, tribal, or local government to originate and transmit an alert through the system meets minimum requirements established by FEMA; and (2) review the memoranda of understanding between FEMA and state, tribal, and local governments regarding the system to ensure that all agreements comply with such requirements.

The authority to originate an alert warning the public of a missile launch directed against a state shall reside solely with the federal government. Upon verification of a missile threat, the President may activate the system.

Text (3)
June 27, 2018
June 26, 2018
February 6, 2018
Amendments (1)
Jun 26, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 3212
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Actions (12)
06/28/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
06/28/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
06/27/2018
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/27/2018
Received in the House.
06/27/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/26/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/26/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/26/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
06/26/2018
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4456-4458)
06/26/2018
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4456-4458)
02/06/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
02/06/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 7, 2018 12:26:01 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:20 PM